KATU: A Dangerous New Take on Tag for Teenagers


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Our news partners at KATU are reporting on a new phenomenon among Pacific Northwest teens that's a dangerous step up from "tag" or "cops and robbers."It's called Fugitive. With as many as 150 players per game, the concept is that one person—"the fugitive"—sets out on foot and tries to reach a destination. The fugitive tries to reach that destination before being "caught," or tagged, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

One Year-End List Worth Reading


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HANK STERN

More on Wikileaks from Berkeley and Ron Paul


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A quick follow on WW's Wikileaks piece today in which Oregon congressmen and others weighed in on the question of publishing classified State Department cables. The City Council in Berkeley, Calif. tabled a resolution Tuesday night calling the Army private charged with leaking the information to Wikileaks a hero, but may reconsider it at a later date. And KPOJ's Carl Wolfson called my attention ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 HANK STERN

Wyden Announces He Has Early-Stage Prostate Cancer


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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced this afternoon that he will have surgery next week for early stage prostate cancer. The 61-year-old senator, who won re-election last month to another six-year term, said he got the diagnosis after a physical in late November and that he expects a "full and speedy recovery" after his surgery Dec. 20. Wyden expects to return to work when the Senate re-convenes ...   More
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Senate to Consider DREAM Act and DADT on Saturday


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Saturday won't be a leisurely day on Capitol Hill. After years of false starts and dead ends, the DREAM Act comes up for a vote again Saturday, Dec. 18 in the U.S. Senate, where advocates think the immigration bill finally stands a chance of passage. Also known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the bill (first crafted in 2001) would give undocumented young people who ...   More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Kroger Responds to Marion County's Brent Foster Decision


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As The Oregonian reported earlier today, a Marion County grand jury decided not to charge former Assistant Attorney General Brent Foster with a crime for his conduct in a Hood River County case. Foster, formerly the director of Columbia Riverkeeper and one of Attorney General John Kroger's highest-profile hires after Kroger won election in 2008, greeted the Marion County announcement with this ...   More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wall Street Journal on Oregon's "Vanishing Millionaires" (Updated with Response)


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Today's Wall Street Journal editorial page (never a big fan of taxes) unloads on the after-effects of Measures 66 and 67—the personal and corporate tax increases Oregon voters passed in January. Here's the Journal's take: The Wall Street Journal Editorial December 21, 2010 Oregon raised its income tax on the richest 2% of its residents last year to fix its budget hole, but now ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Census: Oregon Stays at Five Congressional Districts


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The census numbers out this morning show Oregon didn't gain enough population in the last decade to add a sixth House seat, but that Washington has grown enough to add a 10th seat to its House delegation. The change also means one more electoral vote for Washington in the presidential election because each state's share in the Electoral College is based on adding its two senators plus its number ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 HANK STERN

How Ron Wyden's Colleagues Showed They Cared (UPDATED with surgery results)


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The New York Times had a piece over the weekend reporting how members of the U.S. Senate demonstrated their respect for an Oregon colleague. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was on the Senate floor Saturday a couple days before his surgery today for early-stage prostate cancer. The Times quotes Wyden saying, “Senators, let me thank all of you for your many kindnesses over the last 48 hours. ...   More
 
Monday, December 20, 2010 HANK STERN

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